Happy International Family Day!

As we commemorate the , it is important to remind ourselves of the importance of the family for our stability.

It sustains humanity, socialising and preparing children for growth and development.

Enjoy your family, today.

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Happy Mothers Day!

All we want to do is keep our children secure.

Threats from organised crime are growing in the UK. So stay safe by downloading my novel, What If I Go? for your new adult family members.

This is the proof

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44102751#

Have a great day!

Is Your Glass Half Full?

Trusting that your Easter break went well. My Easter cake is half eaten, now. It was adapted from the unused Christmas cake. I just fed it more rum and added chocolate eggs to the top! The eggs have mostly been nibbled, though. It’s a success, I think…

Another who dunnit mystery- Who stole the eggs?

More seriously. Are you a reader yearning for justice and certainty in an age of terrifying doubt? If so, then take a peek at my student novel tipping women off to controlling behaviour that is damaging. See here-http://amzn.to/2zD33rT

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A Six Word Story

There’s spring in the air. The snowdrops have inspired this piece.

This is the shortest form of the story based on Ernest Hemmingway’s creation- ‘For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.’

Another is ‘All those pages in the fire.’ —Janet Burroway Fellow writers may connect with this last one!

WILLIAM FAULKNER famously said that a novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet. Hemingway, with his creation of the six-word story, combined poetry and drama into a short form that has grown in popularity while remaining difficult to achieve.

Here’s my attempt- ‘Eventually, time heals after the crash.’

Does it work for you?

Please, feel free to comment.

A Novel Read, whatever the weather!

Thanks go to Jessie Cahalin for placing ‘What If I Go?’ in her Handbag Gallery. The beach bag makes me anticipate the warmer weather.

I hope the read will be a balm resonating with readers who have personal safety  concerns around relationships.

http://jessiecahalin.com/handbag-gallery/

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Short Stories are back!

Short stories are back in fashion. What a relief! That’s where I cut my teeth.

There’s tell of a revival, so says last Saturday’s Times newspaper in the UK. Thanks Matthew Moore their Media Correspondent, I’m happy.

As students have their reading week and a new Semester dawns, it makes me wonder how many get chance to read beyond the wonderfully accessible short to extend their commitment to a novella or novel. The whole curling up with a good book idea is not too much of an indulgence. It just needs the clocks to stop, the phones to break and social media to go away…

Snow is on the horizon, so prayers might be answered.

If you haven’t taken a peek at my empowering novel check it out here.viewBook.at/Ebook

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Post Christmas Blues!

When the continued climb seems difficult and beyond our own strength…There’s nothing like reading to encourage us to write. At present, I am reading poetry by TS Elliot. What with the snow and cabin fever setting in and all!

That may sound heavy but it fits in with this time of year, really! See or hear ‘The  Journey of the Magi’ on Google, to join me. I think it infers that to see beyond we need to keep looking upwards.

When I think I have it not so easy, this poetry is levelling. It works for me.20180114_114115

Also, getting by is easier with a friend up front. So let us hold on tight!

Happy New Year!

As you can see the cake is yet to be touched! We ate too much other food. The good news is that there is enough rum in there to preserve the cake for the new year… or save it for another celebration, maybe?

That’s the great thing about new beginnings there are exciting choices to be made. There is no need to rush, though. Tasting good things at the appropriate time is a treat and should be savoured. Looking forward to the delicious tastes of life this year.

Trusting that you will receive similar special gifts to share with friends and family in 2018. Be blessed.20180101_190451

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.